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I have a side ny side and on the freezer side there is moisture build up on the sides of the wall in the freezer and the food is getting ice cystals on them

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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Opened 3-10 times per day, per week, per month?

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it is getting moisture from the refrigerator side.

check closely the door gasket of the refrigerator side, look for cracks and openings and see if it is not sealing properly.

another place to look at is the plastic trimmings around the refrigerator side between teh inner wall and the outside edges.

sometimes they have cracks and openings and moisture could seeped in and makes ice at the lower part of the freezer section.

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